FOLK | TRAD | PERCUSSIVE DANCE
Both dancers and choreographers since 2002, Philippe Meunier and Ian Yaworksi cut their teeth on many solo projects before combining their strengths into this collaboration. Their mutual desire to develop a unique choreographic vocabulary, inspired by traditional québécois jigs and body percussion, is the basis of what has become Les Archipels.
Born out of the traditional dance scene, they have developed a body language and rhythm vocabulary based on their deconstruction and exploration of traditional québécois folklore through the lense of a contemporary esthetic. This approach has permitted them to develop a unique choreographic signature inspired by their previous choreographies Monte-Charlesand Frictions.